This week, Obama quietly issued a new executive action to change the nation’s immigration laws. The president was so sneaky about it that almost nobody noticed…
Obama’s intent is to make it easier to bring foreign guest workers into the U.S. by loosening the rules of the L-1B visa program, which would likely cost the workers here significant dollars. The L-1B program allows multinational companies with offices in the U.S. to move workers here to work for five years as part of an intra-company transfer.
Because there are almost no rules in the L-1B program, there is nothing stopping companies from firing Americans and bringing in foreigners to work for a much lower salary.
According to the Washington Examiner, one of the few rules of the program is that the transfer workers brought to the U.S. must have “specialized knowledge” of the job. This means that the company would have a hard time finding someone with the foreigner’s “specialized knowledge” in the U.S. Obama’s latest plan is to broaden the definition of “specialized knowledge” so that it could be used to cover just about any foreign worker, whether they are actually more knowledgable than their American counterparts or not.
Obama also plans to ensure that Customs officials will not be able to consider whether Americans would be more qualified for a job when they are determining whether to grant an LB-1 visa.
“A petitioner is not required to demonstrate the lack of readily available workers to perform the relevant duties in the United States,” Obama’s proposal says.
Obama is trying to keep this quiet, but Americans everywhere need to know what he is up to.
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